Buy Canadian economics carry a steep cost

While Canadians may embrace buying Canadian food products in retaliation for the trade dispute with the U.S., it won’t come cheap By Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Canadians are encouraging one another to go “Trump-free” –…
Open for business? Not B.C.

B.C. government sending all the wrong signals to investors, which could lead to a rude economic awakening By Charles Lammam, Hugh MacIntyre & Ashley Stedman The Fraser Institute Consumer spending and a hot real estate market have helped buoy British…
Canada’s health-care wait times hit new record high

Although we know that universal systems elsewhere deliver more timely access at similar or lower costs, we still pursue wrong-headed policies By Bacchus Barua Associate director Centre for Health Policy Studies The Fraser Institute Canada’s national shame is at a…
Serving up an unpalatable business model

Restaurants are struggling to find staff and keep profit margins healthy. But automation and careful management can help By Roslyn Kunin Columnist Troy Media If you’re going to a restaurant, don’t go hungry. Just about every coffee shop and eating…
New NDP government puts B.C. finances back on shaky ground

The B.C. government has sent a troubling signal that big spending, tax increases and deficits are back as the prevailing fiscal policies By Jason Clemens and Niels Veldhuis The Fraser Institute During the spring 2017 election campaign, John Horgan convinced…
The death of the carbon tax revenue neutrality myth

Without B.C.’s revenue-neutral tax as a template, other provinces are free to indulge in foolish green fund spending orgies By Peter Shawn Taylor Contributor Canadians for Affordable Energy The dream of a revenue-neutral carbon tax is over. The notion of…